'Wine' stars David Spade, Pamela Anderson
Indie shingles Smithfield Street Prods. and Proud Mary Entertainment are launching a six-picture alliance with the ensemble comedy “Hollywood and Wine,” starring David Spade, Chazz Palmenteri, Vivica Fox and Pamela Anderson.The comedy begins shooting today at Smithfield Studios in Pittsburgh. Free Fall Films and Trivision Pictures are co-production partners on the pic. Chris Farley’s brother Kevin Farley and Matt Berman will co-direct the film. Mary Aloe, Brian Hartman, Henry Boger and Alexander Tabrizi are producing; Mike Dolan, Ben Barton and Eric Brown exec produce. Story centers on the trials and tribulations of a Hollywood chef and an aspiring actress who embark on a get-rich-quick scheme, setting off a comedy of errors. Kevin Farley, John Farley, Jennifer Farley and Matt Berman penned the script. Cast also includes Chris Kattan, Norm McDonald, Horatio Sanz, Chris Parnell, Jeremy London, Nicky Whelan, and Kevin and John Farley. Dolan and Aloe have set up a line of credit to co-finance the slate of independent films to be shot predominately in Pittsburgh. Aloe, who heads Proud Mary, has a slate of seven features, including “Battle in Seattle,” “Tortured,” “While She Was Out,” “When a Man Falls in the Forest,” “Numb” and “Cabin Fever 2: Spring Fever.” The last pic will be distributed by Lionsgate.